As a product designer, it seems crazy to me that no one's really figured out the SLR camera lens cap thing. Which is to say, where do you put the cap while you're shooting on-the-go? "I hate that lanyard/hanging lens cap solution," pro shooter Mike Cinquino (of the self-shot video tips entry) told us. "It just gets in the way." My own dalliance with photography was brief, but when shooting I always wore a T-shirt with a breast pocket to drop it into. I've seen others clip it to a backpack strap. There doesn't seem to be a consistent solution.
The designers of the Emissary Camera Bag believe they have one. It's perhaps excessive, but pretty: They've milled concentric rings into a chunk of aluminum, thereby creating a nifty universal lens cap holder, and have stuck the thing onto the side of their handsome bags.
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Another nice little detail is the bag's locking lever, which was modeled after the film-advance lever of old-school cameras. It looks to provide a pleasant tactility.
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Here's a closer look at the bag and some of its features:
At press time there was 22 days left to pledge, but the project has already been successfully Kickstarted; and I'm guessing these guys tooled up in advance, because they're saying they can deliver by August. Currently available prices run from US $238 on the low end to $382 for the full leather version.
Now, some questions for those of you that shoot on-the-go: Would you use this lens holder/bag combo? And where do you currently stow your lens cap?